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Sea Buckthorn 15 Seeds- Masses of berries, Antioxidant

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Sea Buckthorn 15 Seeds- Masses of berries, Antioxidant

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Fast growing native deciduous thorny plant. Slender silvery leaves, masses of persistent orange-yellow berries in autumn which stay on the bush all winter.
North Eurasian tree of increasing economic importance. Orange berries are rich source of vitamins A and C, and make pleasing sauces, jellies and marmalades. The juice is used as a sweetener for herbal teas. Decoction used to treat skin eruptions.
Seabuckthorn berries have a unique composition, combining a cocktail of components usually only found separately. The content of vitamin C, vitamin E and carotenoids reads like the label on a pack of multi-vitamin pills. The vitamin C content is among the highest for any plant (4th after rose-hips, hot chili pepper and sweet red pepper), while for vitamin E it takes 2- nd place around the other "champions" are all nuts and seeds with a high fat content. Seabuckthorn berries also have a high content of b-carotene (see Tables 1 and 2). The beta-carotene content is what gives the berries their colour, which can vary from yellow to red depending on the variety. All of these components are classified as natural anti-oxidants, which form a vital part of the body's defense system

Seeds require 90 days stratification at 5C/40F to overcome dormancy. Sow all year round.

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